Cultural Core: What is it to be Chinese? What is Chinese culture? Spend time talking about differences between East and West West- western tradition, technology, civilization Eastern: (china is the core of eastern civilization) Epic cultural hearth- china Cultural hearth: place that evolved its own ideas separate from any other place on earth China 1 of the cultural hearths, evolved and built up own things Not many cultural hearths around What is Chinese cultural/ what is different? Chopsticks (Chinese invented) Tofu Stir-fry Unique writing systems Own literal systems Art/ architecture Medicine (been around for a really long time but was over looked) Intergrated into western stuff—called alternative medicine in western world GO, kites, marshal arts- Chinese in origin Center of technological is china 1. China 2. Paper money 3. Cross bow 4. Fireworks 5. Umbrellas 6. Detect earthquakes 4 great inventions: 1. Papermaking 2. Printing press 3. The compass 4. Gunpowder Huge ideas on how to live, run a military that are independent of the rest of the world
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